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Some readers just want to enjoy a good story. There are lots of talented authors out there with great books who aren't getting the exposure they deserve. Join Audra Russell as she chats with recently published authors who have written page-turning books that are sure to spice up your TBR (to be read) list. Tired of being disappointed by trending books that don't live up to the hype? Looking for a good book recommendation? Between the Reads biweekly podcast has just what you need!
 
3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 15-year-long quest to uncover the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter is hosted live and in-person at the guest's preferred location by Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome, The Happiness Equation, Two-Minute Mornings, etc. Each chapter of 3 Books uncovers and discusses the three most formative books from one of the world's most inspiring people. Sample guests include: Judy Blume, David Sedari ...
 
I'm a part-time aspiring romance novelist, reviewer and blogger. I read and review romance novels of almost every subgenre along with erotic romance, mystery, sci-fi/fantasy and young adult novels. You can find the reviews at my blogs, Talk About My Favorite Authors and Phoebe Jordan's Reviews. I've also started a live podcast show called TAMFA | Phoebe Jordan hosted on Blog Talk Radio. This show is dedicated to everything I love about romance and young adult novels. I love having romance an ...
 
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Audra Russell chats with author and entrepreneur J. Cerrone of Paper-Chase Publications. J. Cerrone Smith is a native of the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with roots in the south side of Chicago, Illinois, and Harlem, New York City. He specializes in urban literature that doesn’t glorify street life, but rather cautions against it. In 2013, h…
 
Daneal Brown has been creative all of his life, but he didn’t start focusing his creativity on writing until he began attending high school in Atlanta, GA. His writing started out as poetry, which later became raps. Being a huge rap music fan, Daneal tried his hands at many rap styles, but storytelling became his signature style. One day Daneal was…
 
In this week's episode of MasterMind Podcast, Malia and Chris are taking a break from having a special guest and talking about all things Hip Hop during their review of the book, "The Tanning of America" by Steve Stoute. During the conversation Chris and Malia share what celebrity had the best clothing line, how Hip Hop artists have made companies …
 
Audra Russell chats with author Barbara Joe Williams. Barbara Joe Williams is a bestselling author, indie publisher, publishing consultant, proofreader, and editor living in Tallahassee, Florida. She is a Navy veteran, a graduate of Tallahassee Community College, and Florida A & M University. She has published over thirty titles including romance, …
 
3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 15-year-long quest to uncover the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter is hosted live and in-person at the guest's preferred location by Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome, The Happiness Equation, Two-Minute Mornings, etc. Each chapter of 3 Books un…
 
In this week's episode of MasterMind Podcast, Malia and Chris are joined by Ben and Joseph, the founders of Vending University and sponsors of MasterMind Podcast. During the conversation Ben and Joseph explain how they got started in the industry and whose idea it was to kick off the business. Joseph explains what his role has been with the company…
 
Audra Russell speaks with author & entrepreneur Trish Ahjel Roberts. Trish Ahjel Roberts is a blogger, self-actualization coach, yoga and meditation instructor, reiki practitioner, retreat organizer, and founder of Black Vegan Life (TM) and HoneyButterflyz Wellness & Transformation. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and attended Stuyvesant Hi…
 
In this week's episode of MasterMind Podcast, Malia and Chris are joined by reporter and Columbia grad student, Joyce Philippe to discuss and review "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe. The three start the conversation off by answering the question, did segregation help or hurt black people? The three also discuss the father-son relationship after…
 
3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 15-year-long quest to uncover the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter is hosted live and in-person at the guest's preferred location by Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome, The Happiness Equation, Two-Minute Mornings, etc. Each chapter of 3 Books un…
 
Audra Russell speaks with horror author Aminah Iman. Aminah Iman left her job to write in 2005 and is the author of 18 books, all published under Red Ink Publications (of which she is CEO). She clearly loves what she does and has a big heart for helping other authors find success. She took newcomers Jaqueline Stone, Nefertiti and Omega in to rally …
 
On this week's episode of MasterMind Podcast, Chris and Malia are joined by award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker, Nakia Stephens. Nakia is also the Founder and Chief of Content for Damn Write Originals. Since creating the screenwriting label she has went on to have over 20 of her screenplays produced to screen. She has been featured and recogni…
 
On this week's episode of MasterMind Podcast, Chris and Malia are joined by Dr. Mike Cromartie out of Miami, Florida. Mike is a physical therapist at the Bruce Carter Miami VA Medical Center and received his DPT in 2019 from the University of Miami. During the conversation the three discuss how the pandemic has affected all of their lives. Dr. Mike…
 
Audra Russell chats with award-winning author Steven Van Patten. Brooklyn native Steven Van Patten is the author of the critically acclaimed Brookwater’s Curse trilogy, about an 1860s Georgia plantation slave who becomes law enforcement within the vampire community. Steven's short fiction includes contributions to nearly a dozen horror anthologies,…
 
3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 15-year-long quest to uncover the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter is hosted live and in-person at the guest's preferred location by Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome, The Happiness Equation, Two-Minute Mornings, etc. Each chapter of 3 Books un…
 
On this week's episode of MasterMind Podcast, Chris and Malia are joined by Charlotte event producer and media host, Lorri Ashly to discuss "Small Doses: Potent Truths for Everyday Use" by Amanda Seales. During the conversation the three discuss how they feel about tokenism and if they agree on what Amanda thinks black people should stop doing in t…
 
Audra Russell chats with author JeanNicole Rivers. Jean Nicole is a National Black Book Festival award-winner and author of two psychological horror novels, Black Water Tales: The Unwanted and Black Water Tales: The Secret Keepers. She has also garnered awards for her screenplay, If I Die, from multiple film festivals including the Shivers Internat…
 
On this week's episode of MasterMind Podcast, Chris and Malia are joined by TEDx speaker and data analyst Coy Griffin to discuss her book, "Leveraging Tech: A Fashionista's Guide to Fashion Technology." To start things off, Coy breaks down exactly what is Fashion Technology. She also explains what made her decide to write the book and how working f…
 
Audra Russell chats with author Aryka Nicole Moore. Aryka N. Moore, Esq. is an Illinois native who received her Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She then went on to attend Georgia State University’s College of Law to receive her Juris Doctorate. Ms. Moore is admitted to practice law in Missouri and Georgia. She…
 
3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 15-year-long quest to uncover the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter is hosted live and in-person at the guest's preferred location by Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome, The Happiness Equation, Two-Minute Mornings, etc. Each chapter of 3 Books un…
 
On this week's episode of MasterMind Podcast, Chris and Malia are joined by lawyer and college professor, Toussaint Roman. On the episode, the three discuss, "The One Thing," by entrepreneur Gary Keller. During the conversation, Malia and Chris have different stances on whether “To-Do Lists” are effective. Toussaint explains why he was so intrigued…
 
On this week's episode of MasterMind Podcast, Chris and Malia are joined by author and entrepeneur, Shania Eaglin. On the episode, the three discuss Shania's book, "Faith Talk," which she recently published during the pandemic. During the conversation, Shania explains why she was so hesitant to start writing, how she turned her blog into a book, wh…
 
Audra Russell chats with author & entrepreneur Leslie Crawford. Leslie Crawford is a rising literary mogul in her own right. She is successfully navigating the pages of her own story right before our eyes. With over 10 years of experience, she has self-published four books of her own while also guiding other authors. Leslie began Exposed Books Publ…
 
Audra Russell chats with author B. Reads. Brittany, better known by her Pen Name— B. Reads, is a Self-Published Author, new to the literary scene. Born and raised in White Plains, NY, B. Reads has always had a love for reading and writing. With creative expression as her God-given gift, pen & paper were never too far from her reach. She's read coun…
 
On this week's episode of MasterMind Podcast, Chris and Malia speak with award winning publicist, Candice Nicole. Candice is also the founder and CEO of Candice Nicole Public Relations, or CNPR. Chris and Malia start off the episode by asking Candice a tough question: What makes her PR firm different from others? Candice explains why she decided to…
 
3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 15-year-long quest to uncover the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter is hosted live and in-person at the guest's preferred location by Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome, The Happiness Equation, Two-Minute Mornings, etc. Each chapter of 3 Books un…
 
Audra Russell chats with author Black Rose. Born in Linwood, California and raised on the outskirts of Detroit, Michigan, Sonya McNair a.k.a Black Rose is a writer with a goal of focusing on real subjects and issues that are both entertaining but bring healing and understanding to her audience. Starting off her career writing plays and skits for he…
 
Audra Russell chats with author Tasheea Nicholson about her book, Camping Noire: The Black Girls Guide to Surviving a Weekend Unplugged. We have a great time laughing and talking about Black women camping! Fair warning: you are gonna laugh at some of the stories we have to tell. So grab your favorite beverage, sit back, and enjoy! Support the show …
 
On this week's episode of MasterMind Podcast, Chris and Malia are joined by Aerial Austin of Aeri's Corner. The three discuss and review "The Four Agreements." During the discussion, the three explain which agreement is the most important to them currently. Make sure you're following and subscribed to us on the following platforms to keep up with o…
 
On this week's episode of MasterMind Podcast, Chris and Malia are joined by New York Times Best Seller and TriNet's VP of Sales, Trey Parker. The three discuss Trey's book, "The Wealth Booklet." During the conversation, Trey explains how his book is different from other financial books, what's his finance style and how his childhood prepared him to…
 
3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 15-year-long quest to uncover the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter is hosted live and in-person at the guest's preferred location by Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome, The Happiness Equation, Two-Minute Mornings, etc. Each chapter of 3 Books un…
 
On this week's episode of MasterMind Podcast, Chris and Malia are joined by investor and entrepreneur Todd Billion to review the book "Everyday Millionaires" by Chris Hogan. The three start the episode by sharing what their idea of a millionaire looked like before reading the book. Malia explains why it was so shocking that someone can make a milli…
 
Audra Russell chats with author Janae Marie. Janae Marie was born in Detroit, Michigan. She received her first college degree in Media Arts and Studies from Wayne State University. Later, she relocated to California, where she pursued and received her second degree in Broadcast Journalism. Janae published her first book, Flirting with Temptations a…
 
This week's episode of MasterMind Podcast, is a throwback to Chris' and Malia's second episode they recorded for the podcast. The duo reviewed one of their top 5 books they've reviewed on the podcast, "The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now." Chris and Malia discuss how their twenties have been so far and…
 
3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 15-year-long quest to uncover the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter is hosted live and in-person at the guest's preferred location by Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome, The Happiness Equation, Two-Minute Mornings, etc. Each chapter of 3 Books un…
 
Audra Russell chats with Christian fiction author D.A. Bourne. D.A. Bourne is the author of THE PHAT FIVE series, an urban Christian tale of five friends who go through personal drama during a spiritual journey. Originally, the first two books (That Crazy Weekend, Part 1 and 2) were written as one book called Crazy Drama in 2007. He then followed u…
 
On this week's episode of MasterMind Podcast, Chris and Malia review the book "Stop Doing That Sh*t: End Self-Sabotage and Demand Your Life Back." with the help of EA Green, who is the CEO of Opin Media Agency. The three start the episode by discussing what are the extreme and minor ways you can self-sabotage your life. EA explains why being truthf…
 
Audra Russell chats with author Michelle Richards-Graham. While her dream of becoming an author had been sparked when she was 6 years old, Michelle Richards-Graham had no idea that her worst nightmare would become the inspiration behind her very first book. She wrote the first draft of her novel It Could Never Happen to Me when she was 14 years old…
 
On this week's episode of MasterMind Podcast, Chris and Malia speak with NFL Publicist, Chelsea Phillips. Chelsea is also the founder and CEO of Chelsea Phillips Public Relations, or CPR. Chris and Malia start off the episode by asking Chelsea one of the hottest questions going around right now: Should the NFL start a season this year during the pa…
 
Audra Russell chats with author Peter Dowdy. Thirty-three-year-old Peter Roshan Dowdy from Houston, Texas, has geared his life to be a prime example in his community as the ultimate entrepreneur, and at his age, he's just getting started. As an Architecture graduate from the well-known HBCU, The Prairie View A&M University, he's taken his journey t…
 
Audra Russell chats with author Keith Kareem Williams. Keith Kareem Williams is the author of over 20 books and 7 screenplays. He still resides in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York, where he delicately balances his time between his responsibilities as a single father and the challenges of being a full-time author. In interviews, one of the most di…
 
3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 15-year-long quest to uncover the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter is hosted live and in-person at the guest's preferred location by Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome, The Happiness Equation, Two-Minute Mornings, etc. Each chapter of 3 Books un…
 
Audra Russell chats with author and poet Tiffany Richardson. Tiffany Richardson is author of “The Colored Line” & “Whispers of Africa”. She is co-founder of Big Black Chapters, a forum dedicated to showcasing the literary contributions of Black writers, especially indie authors of color. Tiffany has been published in Publisher’s Weekly and is a poe…
 
On this week's episode of MasterMind Podcast, Chris and Malia are joined by Chef JRob, out of Atlanta, Georgia to discuss the how his journey has been as a chef. Chef explains how he got started with cooking. During the conversation, breaks down what goes into massive social media following and how he approaches creating content for his followers. …
 
3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 15-year-long quest to uncover the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter is hosted live and in-person at the guest's preferred location by Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome, The Happiness Equation, Two-Minute Mornings, etc. Each chapter of 3 Books un…
 
Audra Russell chats with author Chase Bolling. Chase Bolling is an indie author from Bridgeport, Connecticut. He's a soldier of the struggle, who has been about that life and is now patiently awaiting the revolution. To pass the time, he crafts rhymes, write books, studies military field manuals, Talhoffer, and other historical martial arts... whil…
 
On this week's episode of MasterMind Podcast, Chris and Malia are joined by Dr. Robyn Gobin, a licensed clinical psychologist in Champaign, Illinois to discuss her book "The Self-Care Prescription." This episode is especially for those who have not been in a good mental space during the coronavirus pandemic. During the conversation, Dr. Gobin expla…
 
On this week's episode of MasterMind Podcast, Chris and Malia are joined by Abbi Glen, founder of Shelves Bookstore in Charlotte, North Carolina. During the conversation, the three discuss how the pandemic has impacted sales for Abbi's bookstore and how she managed to leave her 9 to 5 and start her business. Abbi also explains what type of books sh…
 
Audra Russell chats with author and entrepreneur N.D. Brennan. In 1998, a successful young entrepreneur, technology innovator, and writer, N.D. Brennan, attempted to purchase a Mercedes Benz from a local dealership in Atlanta, Georgia. It was after he had been credit approved, that this young radical, cornrowed professional African American man was…
 
3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 15-year-long quest to uncover the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter is hosted live and in-person at the guest's preferred location by Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome, The Happiness Equation, Two-Minute Mornings, etc. Each chapter of 3 Books un…
 
Audra Russell chats with author, publisher, and fellow podcaster Chelsea Lockhart of Written in Melanin Publishing. Chelsea is a twenty-something writer of romance who dibbles and dabbles in fantasy and dystopian – the genre can change as long as she is exploring relationships and what it means to have a connection with other people. She has been w…
 
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